SENATOR LARKIN OPPOSES NURSING HOME FUNDING CUTS IN 2009-2010 BUDGET

 

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) recently announced that funding cuts in the 2009-2010 State Budget will hurt the nursing home industry throughout Orange and Ulster counties.

 “I am adamantly opposed to these cuts.  The elderly residents and young adults with disabilities who receive care in the affected nursing homes deserve much better than this,” said Senator Bill Larkin, “It is a shame that New York’s Democratic leadership has decided to balance the budget on the backs of the state’s most vulnerable populations.”

According to the New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (NYAHSA), the Healthcare Association of New York (HANYS), and the New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA), “these losses are due to this budget’s reneging on nursing home rebasing as it was agreed upon in 2006, along with the elimination of the trend factor, and the cut in recruitment funding”

Below are estimates of what the nursing home industry in Orange and Ulster counties lost in this year’s budget.  Estimates were calculated and compiled by NYAHSA, HANYS, and NYSHFA

 


Campbell Hall Rehab -$177,500

Elant at Goshen, Inc-359,500

Elant at Newburgh, Inc-488,200

Glen Arden, Inc-40,600

Golden Hill Health Care Center-1,055,400

Hudson Valley Rehabilitation and Extended Care Center-333,000

Montgomery Nursing Home-190,500

Northeast Center for Special Care-1,658,900

Park Manor Rehabilitation and Health Care Center-521,700

Ten Broeck Commons-279,900

The Valley View Center for Nursing Care and Rehab-1,763,600

Wingate of Ulster -311,900